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I have a 2015 Macan S that I bought Certified Pre Owned couple of months ago. Mileage is ~45,000 miles. I didn't have any issues so far until one day last week, the following error pops up with a yellow steering wheel sign.

"Steering support restricted Adapted driving permitted".

I was in a parking garage and when I started driving, I could feel the steering vibrating at low speeds especially while turning. I drove it for a couple of minutes in the parking garage and every time I turned the car off and back on, the message would pop back up. I left the car there and when I came back the next day, the message still popped up. I once again drove it for a couple of minutes in the garage and now, the following message popped up with a yellow steering wheel sign.

"Power steering fail Increased effort Driving permitted".

Power steering wasn't working any more. It took a lot of effort to steer. The interesting thing I noted after driving out of the garage was that there was fluid leaking under the car. I then went back and looked back at the couple of parking spots where I had parked the car since the messages popped up and sure enough, there were areas where it seemed like a dark fluid had dried up. I'm not sure if it's the power steering fluid leaking though another user on another macaw forum had indicated having a gearbox oil leak and having the gearbox replaced before this message popped up.

The car is at the dealership now. It's 4th of July here in the US and I won't hear from them for another 1-2 days. Anyone have any thoughts? I really hope I don't have a 'lemon'!!
 

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The Macan has electromechanical power steering, there’s no fluid. There may be some grease packing inside the rack so if a seal blew it may be leaking that. Is it a lemon, not after 3 years and 45,000 miles. Something broke, mechanical things do that, it’s why the CPO warranty has value. I’m sure it’s a straight forward fix, probably install a new steering rack and be good to go. It sucks but it’s not really a big deal.

Take a breath and let the dealer sort it out. I’d ask them for a loaner if this is your primary transportation.
 

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I have a similar issue but no warning on the dash. Feels like the power steering isn’t working any more. Taking it to the shop in a few days...
 
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